Apr 19, 2012

by English Muse

Note to self: Never again take Beauty Advice from Hermione Granger!

Actress Emma Watson is the spokesmodel for a line of Lancome lipstick and was quoted saying that ‘Midnight Rose’ Rouge in Love was her go-to shade.  In an act of pure brilliance, I bought this product after trying it on under the shiny flourescent lights of Sephora and not in a normal situation( like a Yule Ball or anywhere with non-laboratory lighting). I figured, ‘She’s pasty fair-skinned, I’m pasty fair-skinned, and this is the girl that aced Arithmancy. Surely she can work out an acceptable beauty regiment.”

Pure fiction! At least as it applies to me. This shade would indeed probably be nice on someone with a neutral skin tone who can wear both warm and cool tones like Ms. Watson, but I think it’s a bit too bright for someone with my level of blue undertones in the epidermis. Do you think she could transfigure it into a better color for me?

Perhaps because I’m a dancer, I love the idea of playing a character and being in costume even in my everyday life. Unfortunately Hermione’s color scheme doesn’t work for me, so I’ll take a leaf out of her book in another way- hot-off-the-runway! A look I call, ‘Fresh From the Library’.

This little book-turned-bag comes from artist Karla Staley and her line ‘Bagitude! Handbags with Attitude’. Each individually designed creation starts with a book cover, magazine, game board, playbill, or even album record and is completed with lining, closure,  and a choice of beads or strap for handle.

One of the best things about being an arts writer is having the opportunity to collect a jumble of playbills and programs from the many wonderful shows that I’m able to see. When I particularly enjoy a performance, I tend to hold on to the paperwork as a memento of the experience. I’m considering sending a few of these to Ms. Staley to see if she would make a laptop-sized bag for me, all of my books, and all bad makeup decisions. I want to carry all of my favorite characters and performers around with me. If Ms. Stanley could partner up with Hermione and enchant said bag to be weightless, it would sure be a load off of my shoulders!

Which fictional character would you take beauty advice from?

See you next week- or come visit me! x0x0- from Jess and Hermione



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5 Responses to “Fashion Advice From Fictional Characters”

  1. […] will be sharing literary plus dance junk every Thursday. Take a little trip over to see my post on ‘Taking Fashion Advice from A Fictional Character”…(Three points for you if you can guess who it is before having a peek. Read on for a hint) My […]

  2. Traci says:

    I think Emma is a complete dunce. Word to the wise never take a pampered celebrities word on make-up. They photoshop every thing. Save your money. You already have a nice smile. That’s good enough =)

  3. Jess says:

    Hi Traci- Isnt it too bad that photoshop can’t fix overacting? I bet the HP editors would have done a number on her constantly-moving-eyebrows. And thanks for the compliment on my chesire-cat grin. Those bags under my eyes are totally natural. 🙂

  4. Hannah says:

    I think the shade looks nice on you, but maybe a way of salvaging it would be to apply just a little using your finger tips so it’s more of a stain?



  5. Christi says:

    Bobbie Brown makes a fab red lipstick! Stays on great, doesn’t come of on your teeth either!

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